Stone Associates Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Pill Box, c. 1940
This lovely, oval pill box was made by Edgar Caron who continued working after the Arthur Stone shop was sold and renamed Stone Associates. This rare item has a stunning, reflective surface. The slightly domed cover is secured with a beautiful hinge.
The fitting is so precise, the join looks like a horizontally chased line around the body. The bottom of the interior retains its original gilding.
Stone ran one of the most important arts & crafts silver shops in the country. Items were hand made using traditional silversmithing techniques. An innovator, Stone let the other masters who worked for him sign the items they made. This pill box was raised by Edgar L. Caron who achieved Master Craftsman' status at the Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston. For more information on Stone see Arthur J. Stone, 1847-1938: Designer and Silversmith.
This box is marked underneath with the Stone Associates' trademark, 'STERLING', and Caron's master mark of 'c'. It measures 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep by .75 inches high. It weighs 2.15 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.